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23
Sep

SVCM, The Pandemic, and the Next Months

The Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry has done an amazing job serving those in need in the Swannanoa Valley during the past months.  Using staff and a reduced number of volunteers, SVCM made changes in the physical approach to clients, but continues to meet their needs.  Food and clothing clients make out a list of needs, […]

18
Sep

Apocalypse Now?

After reading the news for a few minutes on Tuesday morning, Robyn looked up from her computer and asked me a question I was not expecting. “Do you think these are the end times?” she said. Her tone was tongue-in-cheek, but who can blame her for asking? I suspect a good many of us are […]

02
Sep

Waging Hope: A Field Guide

Waging Hope: A Field Guide Let me begin with a confession:  I have never been more fearful for our country or our shared future than I am right now.  (Stick with me, it gets better. But first I need to establish some context.) The Belgian poet and Nobel prize winner, Maurice Maeterlinck, once famously said […]

30
Jul

A Report on El Paso

Dear friends, Yesterday we marched. It will take me a long time to process the experience, and to fully determine what it meant for me to be part of this action on our southern border. And I look forward to ongoing conversations about what the need to take such actions (i.e., the need to protest […]

13
Aug

Sing in the Choir

How Can I keep from singing? It’s Wednesday 6:55 P.M. and whether rain or shine, they start arriving… the faithful ones who make up our Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church choir.  Every week this group of dedicated people who love music and enjoy each other come to the chapel to sing together and prepare music they […]

26
Jul

Scotland: One Last Look

I’ve got to be honest: Scotland swept me off my feet. I’d been only once before, years ago.  But it was a brief trip, limited mostly to a basketball gym in Glasgow, and it did not leave much of a mark. That was not the case this time.  I had two weeks full weeks there, […]

13
Mar

Lent Prayer Stations

Experience Lent in a New Way During the season of Lent, we will be holding space in our service for special prayers.  During this time, you are invited to go to one of five prayer stations placed around the sanctuary.  Below is a description of each of the stations, with suggestions for how you might […]

11
Jan

Star Words

Star Words on Epiphany Sunday It is a tradition at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church to begin every year by selecting a new “Star Word” on Epiphany Sunday.  Upon entering the church, each person selects a cut-out of a star that has a word printed on it out of a basket.   The idea is to […]

24
Dec

Advent – Voice of Love

Love Written by Allee Williams and Sandy Brauer Allee Williams As we focus on the 4th Advent candle of Love, we can know this season does bring us love.  Love is the thing that gives you a warm feeling for the everyday.  And as we go through difficult times, love is one of the best things to hold you […]

17
Dec

Advent – Voice of Joy

Joy Written by Katherine Rouse “Don’t postpone joy” became my mantra at an early age without even knowing it.  And then I became an Asheville resident and as soon as I saw that bumper sticker at Laurey’s on Biltmore Avenue I knew I was in the right place.  Then I found this wonderful piece of […]

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